Matt Grimes | Good form shows our development

8th October 2020
First team
Matt Grimes

Matt Grimes reckons Swansea City continuing growth as a team is being shown in their ability to pick up points from tight games.

The Swans have lost just two of their last 15 Championship games, winning nine of them.

It was that sort of form that saw them earn a play-off spot at the end of last season, and it has carried over into an unbeaten start to the new term.

Of course, there remains a very long way to go in what is going to be a hectic schedule. There are 42 games still to be played, while there are seven coming up in just 22 days.

But captain Grimes, who has played every minute of Swansea’s last 85 Championship and play-off fixtures, is better placed than most to reflect on the developing maturity of the squad.

"I don't think you can complain with the start we've had,” he said.

Matt Grimes

“Obviously, it was a frustrating draw against Birmingham, but you look at us facing Preston away, Wycombe away and then a tough home game against Millwall - to win three out of four with three clean sheets is a really good start.

“We have kept ourselves unbeaten, we have had to battle in games. It shows the maturity of the group.

“I think we've made big strides in that over the past year or so. We look in a good place, we played some good stuff against Millwall and won the game.

"The new boys have settled in really well. Viktor has recently come in and you could see what he's about already coming on and being a handful for the back four.

“Korey (Smith), Morgan (Gibbs-White) and Jamal (Lowe) have all fitted in perfectly. It's coming together nicely.”